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the horror today in a small town in connecticut. good evening i'm dan ashley. as you probably know by now this has been a horrific day. gunman slaughtered 27 people including 20 young children in a killing spree at elementary school in newtown, connecticut before ultimately taking his own life. in newtown overflow crowd tonight at the church as the community tries come to grip with what happened there. vigil were held all over the country including arizona, washington, texas, wisconsin and hear in the bay area naturally. the shooter has been identified as which-year-old adam lanza of hoboken, new jersey. he was an honor student who may have suffered from personality disorder armed with 4 weapons and was wearing a bullet proof vest when he marched on to that campus with the intent to kill. witnesses say he didn't upary word. we have steps i have coverage on this tonight. chris cuomo takes us through what happened. >> this morning the sandy hook elementary ask full of kids concerned about christmas. then at 9:40 am shots rang out. >> all units the individual that i have on the phone con
. >> a small town in mourning tonight after a school tragedy in connecticut. today we learned the names of the 20 children that were killed and how they died. we also see how resilient people are in the community are as they face the holidays in the shadow of this massacre. i'm ama daetz. the shooter killed 12 girls and eight boys and six adults were also killed. those that lost their lives in the shooting. >> anguished residents of newtown struggled to cope with the loss of so many to evil. connecticut's governor paid tribute to the victims. >> those educators and those innocent little boys and girls were taken from their families far too soon. >> it seems almost nowhere are emotions running stronger at makeshift memorial 500 yards from the elementary school where people remember. >> people carried flowers and honored the people that died in friday's massacre. still under intense investigation. >> the detectives will certainly analyze everything and put a complete picture together. >> officials say they recovered very good evidence that may provide answers about what triggered friday's
". >> larry: on to the latest headlines from newtown, connecticut. four victims were buried today. paul simon sang at funeral of vicky soto. also, first graders and the school principal who was killed as she tried to stop the gunman in the early moments of attack. joe biden will be leading the push for stricter gun laws. we'll have more on the president's actions later on. today in oakland the community came together during a special mass for the victims. nick smith was there. >> archbishop and cathedral of price the light led the mass. they gathered to remember the victims and families touched by the school shooting in connecticut. >> as we reach for our brothers and sisters taken from us by a sudden and violent death. >> more than 200 listened for the need of prayer and looking for answers. >> a wreath in memory of sandy hook elementary was hung and names read aloud. those i spoke with they don't know the victims but it made them feel spiritedly connected. they were here to heal. >> encouragement to the family of those that lost their loved ones. just to know that god is still the head of o
build ♪ a beautiful city ♪ . >> 4 teenagers singing tonight in newtown, connecticut. trying to bring solace to community dealing with overwhelming grief as memorial grows for the victims of friday massacre. good evening. we are going to begin tonight with latest headlines prosecute newtown. funeral services held today for 2 victim of the shooting on friday. noah posner and jack pinto both just 6 years old. police are promising a pain-staking investigation into just what happened friday. it could take months and sandy hook school may never reopen. president obama and key senators begin a serious push to reduce gun violence across the country. as you well know an outpouring of support for the people in newtown. this morning a los angeles man bought coffee for folks going that the town general store. laura anthony is in newtown, connecticut tonight and begins our coverage. >> glimmer of good news in all the bad that came out of sandy hook these past three days. 2 survivors not one after the rampage of the school friday morning. they were 2 women both shot in the lower extremi
when the country paused to honor the victims of the connecticut school shooting. the country heard from the nra this morning announcing a controversial plan to reduce gun violence. as the nra made that announcement, a protester stole the limelight for a moment holding up a sign protesting the nra. wendy gillette is live in connecticut. >> reporter: it is such an emotional day for everyone who lives around here. when those bells tolled we saw a couple dozen or so people who went to stand by a makeshift memorial around the corner from here as they looked at bears, balloons, some wept as they reflected on a week that has been so difficult and caused so much pain. bells tolled in newtown, connecticut and across the nation. 26 rings in all, one for each of the 26 victims killed inside sandy hook elementary. the moment of silence was held 9:30 this morning when the gunman began his rampage in the school one week ago killing six adults and 20 children. the remembrance of the victims extended to the white house. president obama honored the moment of silence behind closed doors. he sent out a tw
of the deadly connecticut school tragedy. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom. >> reporter: lawmakers are asking for everything from military protection on school campuses to bans on weapons and ammunition. a single message of safety from many voices. with 20 elementary school children and six educators shot to death with a semi-automatic rifle in connecticut, president obama is taking steps to reduce gun violence. >> the president: i've asked the vice president to lead an effort to includes members of my cabinet and outside organizations to come up with a set of concrete proposals, no later than january, propose 5s that i intend to push without delay. -- >> reporter: lawmakers made their own proposals, nancy pelosi and fellow house democrats are calling for the swift passage of a bill which would ban assault magazines. representative mccarthy of new york who lost her husband and merely lost her son to gun violence echoes the president's sentiments now is the time to act. >> this time it is different. you know the time is different because there's so much anger. when you talk to peopl
because of a poem she wrote. her poem dealt with the school somewhating in connecticut and what she wrote has left officials with a dilemma a.allen is here tonight to explain. >> it was a dark poem and in the wake of the connecticut tragedy it raised red flag and triggered quick response by school officials. stawnt facing the possibility of being expelled. >> i ups the killings in connecticut. i know why he pulled the trigger. >>reporter: those words in courtney webb poem prompted school officials at the life learning academy on treasure island to suspend the 17-year-old senior until further notice. >> while we are oppressed by dysfunctional community of haters and blamers, the meaning of the poem is talking about society and how i understand why things like that happen.so it's not like agreeing with it but that's how the school made it seam. >>reporter: courtney didn't turn the poem in as assignment instead the teacher discovered it in class and took it to the principal. courtney says she turned in dark poem about suicide sadness in the past with no problem. it's an area she likes.
to the connecticut school tragedy. proposal for armed guards at schools. stay with us. another half hour of with us. another half hour of fuss s >> [ bell rippinging] bells toll in newtown, connecticut and across the nation today. exactly one week after the shady hook school massacre. bells followed a moment of silence at approximately 9:30 eastern time when the gunman adam lanza began his rampage that ended with 26 people dead. 20 of them as you know young children. national rifle association today broke its silence on the connecticut school tragedy by suggesting there should be more guns on campus not less. nra says there should be an armed officer, police officer at every school. comments generated as you can imagine quite a reaction today. here's political reporter mark matthe matthews. >>reporter: national rifle association sent a sharp message through its leader wayne la pierre. no retreat. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >>reporter: leader said what is needed is armed police officer in every single school. and he accused washingt
not give a motive of the. >>> a solemn night in newtown, connecticut where a candlelight vigil is over. many from around the town, country and even the world stopped in the small connecticut town to pay respects of the victims of the shootings and the families. a sidewalk memorial with thousands of cards and momentos has been building for day days. 26 candles, each for one of the victims, burned for 24 hours with volunteers standing watch to make sure the flame didn't go out. >> we noah lot of people touched and affected by this. they really just love that everyone is here supporting them from all over the world. >> police officers from neighboring towns volunteered to relief members of the newtown police department so they could spend christmas with their family. a wonderful gesture. >>> in san francisco volunteers made it a special day for those in need. the holiday feast at st. anthony's dining room drew thousands of people looking for a hot meal and scores of people willing to help provide it. among them the naval academy football team in town for the kraft fight hunger bowl this s
:30 for the latest on how the storm will affect the morning commute. >> in newtown, connecticut 5 more victims of last week school shooting were laid to rest today. meantime some of the first rae responders met privately u.s. attorney general holder who pay add visit to connecticut today. the nra is expected to hold a major news dovrns make the first full statement since the killings. also tomorrow morning church bell throughout the country will ring at 6:28 one week to minute of the shooting. 7 news will carry a special report during tomorrow's moment of silence at 6:28. we will air it right here on the morning news and we will also stream it live for you at abc 7 news.com. >>> and there was a moment of silence held tonight for the snook victims. took place in the south bay. amma has the story. >> our beautiful innocent children and 6 of the courageous and loving teachers and helpers. >>reporter: people of all faith gather inside the santa clara county building for a community vigil honoring those killed inked sandy hook elementary shooting. >> we are 3000 miles away but we understand
in connecticut. he was born in concord and grew in the bay area. he was one day short of his 92nd birthday >>> the london hospital where the duchess of cambridge is being treated is most likely -- an australian disc jockey called pretending to be the queen. >> when is a good time to visit? >> i suggest any time after 9:00 would be suitable. >> the deejay connected with one of kate's personal nurses who actually gave an update on her condition. she is being treated for severe form of morning sickness. she is feeling better which is comforting news for prince william he was all smites as he left the hospital last night -- he was all smiles as he left the hospital last night. >> the keen wouldn't speak like that. >> she wouldn't call her -- herself she has people. >> we have people >> people still in the field, heaviest of the rain is oversaw a tweet from katie marzullo on vista point they had a mini rock slide that pelted the news van with rocks, still damage could occur so be aware of that and we'll talk about where the rain is now when it with will go away and extended period it is going t
for continuing coverage of the school shooting tragedy in newtown, connecticut. we will sign up for the breaking news alert on abc7 news.com. >>> a lawsuit has been filed by one of the hewlet packard's shareholders. last month hp wrote down the value of autonomy by $8.8 billion citing accounting mistakes. the suit says the company misrepresented the original value of the acquisition. hp says they are reviewing the claim and are not able to comment on it. >>> the fight over thomas kincaid's estate is over. they have not made the details public. the two have been battling over the artist's estate since he died last april. >> they are notifying people south of market that a sex offender has moved into the market. david simons is a violent registered sex offender. he talked with worried residents tonight. >>> there is a flier in every mailbox on mission street alerting the registered sex offender. the manager is uneasy. >> i don't really like it, but we are going to give it a try and see what happens. >> simons was just released from prison after serving 24 years. convicted of violent sex crimes aga
jennings. >>> and i'm kristen sze the mass scooting in connecticut is having ripple affects. ed lee will announce new legislation. last saturday hundreds turned out to let the police department buy back their guns. right now in sacramento, experts are meeting to talk about mental health services and spread the word about warning signs. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom. >> reporter: u.s. attorney general eric holder is heading to newtown this afternoon he with will meet with first responders and law enforcement officials after he meets vice president biden who today is embarking on his new mission to reduce gun violence. memorial of flowers, candles and signs continues to grow in newton, not the most vivid reminder. that is the continuous procession of hearses driven through town hour after hour, day after day. the mother nancy lanza will not be buried in newtown her arrangements are being made out of state. cnn is reporting the day before she died she return from a luxury resort in new hampshire. friends tell cnn in recent years nancy felt comfortable leaving adam home alone.
7news.com. >>> in newtown, connecticut, a funeral mass was held for some of the victims. 7-year-old was laid to rest. she was one of 20 students shot and killed at sandy hook elementary. with christmas days away, newtown has become so inundated with toys, people are being asked to do charity alable work instead or make a donation in the victim's name. >> a tribute for the victims and protest against gun laws in san francisco. protestors dressed in black laid down for 20 minutes. organizers then read the names of the victims. members of the brady campaign to end violence are asking for strict are gun laws. >> 28-year-old brian trevera was killed as he tried to arrest a prison escapee in the sunny vale district. russ ran to a qarj and o martin street. when police moved in police opened fire. he died the next day. >>> berkeley police have a warning tonight about a tactic used by cellphone thieves. there have been several reports of cellphone thefts where the suspect claims to have an emergency and asking to borrow a phone. he grabs the phone and take off. don't lend your phone to s
a hoveround can take you! >>> we are finding out this morning the remains of the connecticut gunman have been claimed by his father. a spokesman for the family said peter lanza claimed the remains of adam lanza, the 20-year-old shocked the nation this month when he killed 20 first graders and six adults. a private funeral was held for his mother. >>> this time tomorrow minimum wage workers in san francisco will enjoy a small raise. the city's minimum wage is going from $10.24 to $10.55 in 2003 voters approved an ordinance tying minimum wage to inflation in the bay area. the wage has gone up almost every year since. san francisco has the highest minimum wage in the country. >>> also tomorrow, plastic bags will no longer be available at most stores and businesses that sell packaged food in alameda. stores will charge at least 10 cents for paper or reusable bags. plastic bags for produce will be free. 51 other cities and conties in california, including san jose, -- san francisco and san mateo already impose bans. >>> stanford football team going for practice until tomorrow's rose bowl the first
for. now the feel good story in connecticut. 10-year-old james is developmentally disable. he play was lego to help feel better. now for 2 years james saved every penny he had until he had 100 dollars to buy a lego train set. by the time he saved enough money lego had discontinued making that train. so james wrote a letter to lego which his father posted on you tube asking if the company could help him find one of the sets. logo wrote back apologizing but guess what? several days lateary box arrived at the door from leg o. hidden camera the parents recorded the whole thing. watch. >> i finally have this. [ screaming. about. >> isn't that exciting. sweet kid. finally got. that lego sent him a set along with a letter thanking james for loyalty to the company. the boy convinced lego is the best company in the world. by the way wave link to the complete video on you tube at abc 7 news.com. what a nice story. christmas comes early for young james. >> talk weather spencer tracking yes another storm. >> that's trueth before we get to that i show you a percent of average rainfall
in connecticut but deadly gun veils in san francisco. >> assault weapons and types of things we have seen in the hands of people who are doing evil or can do evil really have no place. in the home or the schools or in our streets. >>reporter: legislation is expected to be brought before the board of supervisors next month. >>> well still ahead tonight on 7 news at 9:00. city of oakland has small fortune in over paid parking tickets. how does that happen and will you ever get your money back? >> also asteroid that exploded over the sierra foot hills. tonight nasa where it came from and how fast it fell. new information. >> news in time for the holiday. bay area major testing ground for same day deliver richlt you see how that works. >> and out with the old and giants pitcher tim cuts his hair. you get a look at the hair. you get a look at the new do. stay with >> president obama recently said that going after marijuana users would not be a top priority for his administratio administration. but the justice department is trying to shut down medical marijuana dispensary operating in
it it up to take advantage of the outrage against the connecticut school massacre. the city gave away up to $200 in grocery gift cards. >>> some people in new york meantime are furious after a journalist published the names of thousands of people who have gun per are mitts as well as their addresses with a google link to their homes. reporter stacey sager from our sister station in new york has the story tonight from white plains. >> reporter: do you have a right to know if your neighbor has a gun? new york state law permits it. >> not only is it okay but disclosure of the name and home address of every firearms licensee in new york has been a matter of public record for years. >> the journal news published this interactive map a point and click and you can figure out the names and addresses of thousands of people who legally own guns in west chest ever and rockland counties. dominik sputo was stunned when everyone who lived near him know that he is a red dot on the map. >> i may have some neighbors that don't look in favor of gun owners and may feel threatened by having a neighbor with
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